THE Midterm TEST 1
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THE Midterm TEST 1
FAMU Ev. Tyler Midterm Test Notes
3 tools to train an actor?
Body, Mind, Voice
What are the two types of directors?
What is a director?
Turns the printed script into a production. (disdaskalos 400 BCE)
What is an Interpretive director?
Gives accurate translation. (exact interpretation must be used)
What is a Creative Director?
Deliberate concepts and interpretation (this can be interpreted in your own way after playwright is dead for 70 years)
Casting Director job?
a person who specializes in finding the right actor.
Methods of a cast
cast type, cast against type, colorblind cast(races doesnt matter) gender neutral cast(gender doesnt matter), cross gender casting ( like Madea opposite genders playing char.)
Types of rehearsals
Table work, block, genera, special, off book, run through, technical, dress, final dress.
1st Review of Things
Movement is analyzed.
Work on individual scenes.
Dialects, Muscials, Fight Scenes gone over.
Must have lines memorized!
Go through entire play w/o pauses
Lights, sound, props, tech is added.
Costumes & makeup are added
Last Rehearsal before audience.
4 categories of a Theatre Ensemble
Administrative, Creative, Construction, Production
Crew of people.
Group of plays performed in a season.
Series of meetings between a director & designer
Artistic gathering to interpret a playwright or script.
Where every aspect of a production is recorded.
Detailed notes to the actors and crew.
The time actors arrive @ the theatre
The start of the show!
Theatre seating area (audience sits here)
Ensures props are paces where they need to be.
One who mounts and operates curtains
The curtains @ the side of the procenium.
Curtain that frames top of stage.
A curtain of open mesh gauge.
Large stretched curtain
Standard scenery made of frames of wood.
In practical terms, a ghostlight is alight left on when the theater is empty.
Directs the ushers
Artistic Director (Administrative Team) (AD)
The artistic director is responsible for conceiving, developing, and implementing the artistic vision and focus of a theatre company
Publicity Team (AD)
One who promotes plays.
Finances the production
Literary Manager (AD)
Finds plays the production will read
Technical crew, draper, stitcher, prop maker, light crew, sound crew.
Stage manager, Dresser, House manager, running crew, stagehand, light & sound operators
Playwrite, director, actors, music directors, choreographers, movement coach, fight director, vocal coach, dramaturg.
Blocking & Stage Areas
Upstage Right, Center, Left. Center Right, Stage, Left. Downstage Right, Center, Left.
Frontal (*-*), 3/4 Front, Profile(- ), 3/4 Rear(`||||), Rear( )
Types of Stages
Proscenium (auditorium), Arena(all around), Thrust(modeling), Blackbox (homey)